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01| Bethel Lutheran Campus 02| Northloop Green 03| Epic Campus Four 04| Epic Deep Space 05| Epic Campus Two 06| Epic Campus Two Skyway 07| Epic Training Campus

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08| Jim Wall 09| Fluid Ice 10| Holey Lighted 11| Aqua Fore!ce

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12| Zip Light 13| Hyper Light 14| Helical Light 15| Fluted Light

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16| RRTSF 17| White on Black 18| Europe Sketches 19| Pen Drawing

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Bethel Lutheran Campus Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Chad Clow, Jeff Pauling, Jeff Trish, Matt Perry, Bryan Shackle, Lin Dan Do, Satoko Muratake Location: Madison, Wisconsin Year: In Progress Use: Cultural/Worship Size: 65,000 SF

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The Bethel Urban Campus design proposal is for an addition to the existing Bethel Lutheran Church, located in Madison, Wisconsin. This new addition will create outdoor rooms for multipurpose gathering spaces, connecting the interior and exterior, activating the sites borders. The siting of the new addition not only creates many outdoor spaces to congregate, but creates a welcoming new entry at the junction of old and new. The turn around drop off solution resolves any type of ramp cross over and creates an efficient drop-off/pick-up solution for what will become a vibrant community center. This building is not only a gym, or a class room, but an extension of the community. Taking cues from the site’s surroundings and the existing building’s materiality, through similar geometries and rhythms, we have developed a contemporary skin, that will not only create a new age feel, but give homage to it’s existing surroundings. The buildings wrapper is pulled up to the second level allowing natural daylight to flood the programmatic spaces below, on the first level. The larger programmatic functions are housed within the contemporary cladded forms hovering above creating a sense of lightness and drawing your attention to the skies above.


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Northloop Green Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Chad Clow, Jeffrey Pauling, Lin Dan Do, Matt Perry Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Year: 2013 Use: Office Size: 465,000 SF

Northloop Green is a proposal for an unique submerged site at the crossroads of multiple modes of transportation aimed to achieve an active and engaged public realm for pedestrians, and an office tower with ample elevated outdoor gardens and natural daylight for all of the office floor plates. Here we challenged the prototypical warehouse box and flipped it inside out, allowing daylight and gardens to be pulled into the site. What came out of this exercise was a way to integrate developers into the design process. We created a tool using parametric modeling, which allowed us link an excel spreadsheet performa to a live digital model to help us inform the design process and decisions made through analytical information. Mississippi River

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Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Jeffrey Mandyck, Jonathan Strand, Paul Olson Consultants: MKA, ARUP Location: Verona, Wisconsin Year: 2014 Use: Corporate/Office Size: 80,000 SF, 300-320 Offices/Building

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Taking cues from the Smithsonian Castle, in its monolithic stature of materiality and geometry, we reinterpreted the sandstone monument, using brick masonry. Through an extensive detailing process we explored and developed the depth and nature of a historic building through modern building methods.

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epic deep space

Campus One

Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Chad Clow, Nina Broadhurst, Mike Berg, Jeff Pauling Consultants: Thornton Tomasetti Structural and Skin, Enclos, ARUP Location: Verona, Wisconsin Year: 2013 Use: Auditorium/Corporate Campus Two Size: 600,000 SF Training Center

Deep Space

Sculpted Clay Model

The chosen building location minimizes walking distances and maximizes convenience for campus guests. However, siting the building so close to the existing campus also presents a unique challenge. A view of the landscape lies northwest of the campus, and obstructing the view with a building would compromise the character of the existing campus. In order to preserve this connection to the surrounding farmlands, the building is pushed downward 5 Stories into the earth, retaining the views from Campus 2 and minimizing the presence of the auditorium in the rural Wisconsin landscape. The six-acre green roof provides visual and physical connections to its pastoral surroundings. The faรงade echoes the richness of the surrounding geological landscape. Karst landforms, cliffs which are left in the landscape as a result of erosive or glacial activity, became the catalyst around which the Deep Space faรงade concept was formed.

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Long Span Steel Fabrication

Structural Steel Curtain Wall Prefunction - Level 4

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Schematic Auditorium Interior Perspective

Parti Schematic Prefunction Perspective

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Sculpted Clay Model


ITERATIVE DESIGN Eyebrow Interpolates the adjacent hillside, bringing the contours to the building allowing patrons to inhabit the facade, blending the building with the existing landforms, all while allowing light to reach further into the building

Contemporary Cave Folded plates create an artificial landscape with cavernous openings to the prefunction

Bluestone Outcropping Natural stone stacked and tied back to structural core walls to recreate a natural stone outcropping

Granite Cave sculpted rockwork


epic CAMPUS TWO

Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Chad Clow, Mike Berg, Mike Kuntz, David Engelson Location: Verona, Wisconsin Year: 2008 Use: Corporate/Office Size: 525,000 SF; 760,000 SF underground parking

The second Epic campus, located in Verona, Wisconsin, added four office buildings to the Epic masterplan. Taking cues from the rural landscapes of Wisconsin and the surrounding farming vernacular evolved into what is now referred to as the Epic Vernacular. The four office buildings that make up Campus 2 arc along the edge of a prominent ridge, together with the existing auditorium and training center, the buildings form a large central park area used for strolling, recreation, and casual networking. Below this central park houses a four story underground parking garage. The form of the buildings were derived with sustainable and human comfort initiatives in mind. Not only were the buildings designed to allow for natural daylight in offices, but all exterior wall offices are accompanied by operable windows. With these goals in mind, the plan began to develop as two wings connected by skyway, encompassing a smaller courtyard, which the interior offices look over.

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Each of the four buildings houses a top-hat conference room, which was a new addition to the program of an Epic office building, with the ability to hold much larger meetings within the office building proper, holding over 200 person meetings. These top-hats are perched up at the corner of each building delivering panoramic views of the natural landscapes and farmland which the client holds so near and dear to her heart.

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Campus Two Model

Schematic Models

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epic CAMPUS TWO

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epic CAMPUS TWO SKYWAY The sky-bridges for Campus Two were designed to be constructed using a steel frame structural system with wood windows and a wood sun-screen lattice. The sun-screen was derived from a vernacular object of Wisconsin, the corn crib. Playing with density and spacing of the corn-cribbing, we were not only able to create a beautiful piece of architecture, but this allowed us to control the amount of daylight allowed through the skybridge. We created a Flitch-plate assembly, sandwiching steel plates with through bolted wood creating an armature for the shading mechanism to hang from.

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Schematic Model

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Epic Training campus

Company: Cuningham Group Architects, Inc. Team: Chad Clow, Mike Berg, Mike Kuntz, Nina Broadhurst Location: Verona, Wisconsin Year: 2007 Use: Corporate/Training/Auditorium Size: 700,000 SF

A three story training facility derived from the topography it sits on, taking advantage of the site’s endless views, the training rooms were placed on the convex side of the spine, while circulation pods populated the inner concave courtyard. This series of training rooms were placed adjacent to the serpentine concourse concluding in a 5,500 seat auditorium that can be subdivided into three smaller sections for smaller functions.

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JIM WALL This design concept was for a proposal for a competition of an interior wall installation. The installation was to be located in a circulation corridor creating a transition between programmatic functions. Inspired by movement, the lattice jumps from wall to wall creating a twist or shift of space relaying the patron into the next program. The ribs are to CNCed out of birch plywood and hanged from the timber structure above. The playful curve of the ceiling structure works its way around the mechanical and electrical above masking the utility and creating beauty. The ribs compress as you move through the space, creating a tension of colliding programs, and once you hit the central threshold, the ribs begin to space out again releasing the person into the adjacent program. Section/Elevation

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FLUID ICE Water and Ice have a fluid relationship, expanding and contracting, freezing then melting, ever growing, ever changing, leaving its mark on the landscape below. Cold flow ice heaves against the shore creating tectonic cathedrals with walls of ice and snow. The cold flow is formed by the earth, and forms the earth in turn. Here, the walls flow between gathering spaces, they rise and fall with their adjacent programs, they push against them and are formed by them. The inherent nature of the form creates texture through the shift and rotation of the ice. The textures accentuate the tectonic cold flow and the space it folds is adaptable to multiple programs. It is a winter palace and a monument to the forces that shape the land and people of Minnesota.

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Holey Lighted

Holey Lighted is digi-design/build project for a mini golf hole competition that the Walker Art Center [Minneapolis] sponsors. Designed using Rhino and Grasshopper, using parametric and computational modeling techniques, digitally fabricated and installed on site, Holey Lighted manifested for thousands to experience this past summer. The design parti was conceived that of a tree canopy and its root structure, where the root structure was the obstacle of the mini golf hole, playing under the tree canopy. The steel was parametrically designed so that as the form grew in height, more steel was cut away to lighten the weight of the structure, and coincidentally allowing more light through acting as a conceptual filigree of leaves. The steel sculpture is left exposed to the elements so the passage of time is not only reflected in daily shift of light through the canopy, but a longer tracking of time is visible through the patina of the material.

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Gradient Opacity

Nature Canopy

Constructed Assembly

Team: Jeff Pauling, Tyler Whitehead, and Gus Muller Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Year: 2013 Use: Art/Recreation


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Construction Process


Aqua Fore!ce Charged with the creation of a miniature golf hole for the 2014 Skyway Open, with the underlying concept of neighborhood[s], we developed a threedimensional diagram of the overlapping boundaries of the neighborhoods and their proximity to water, representing the energy and synergy these bodies of water create in our great city of Minneapolis, the City of Lakes. Aqua Fore!ce was designed through a digital fabrication process. Using Rhino and Grasshopper [a parametric/computational modeling program], we developed the surface digitally. We then laid out and numbered the pieces digitally for fabrication using a laser cutter with a total of: 20 sections, each with 120 contours, creating a total of 2400 individual pieces of cardboard. By fitting 4 contours per laser bed, 600 sheets of cardboard were required which at 4 minutes per sheet took approximately 40 hours to cut.

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Hiawatha Nokomis Diamond

Minnehaha Falls

Team: Jeff Pauling, Jeff Patt, Holly Engle, Brian Osterman, and Chuck Stewart Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Year: 2014 Use: Art/Recreation


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center points of bodies of water used as points to measure proximity to surrounding areas

measurement of proximity to adjacent NODES

creating relationships between bodies of water due to size and force of attraction

surface split every 1/8� to be built out of 1/8� stacked up cardboard

CONTOURS broken down into smaller working sizes for digital fabrication process

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ZIP LIGHT The Zip Light was constructed for a creative exhibition, titled Cloud 9, and took inspiration from the title evolving into the amoebic form of a Cloud. This lamp was designed using parametric and computational design methods using Rhino3D and Grasshopper to generate multiple iterations efficiently. The lamp was digitally designed and modeled, then scripted for the individual pieces to be laid out and labeled accordingly, ready for fabrication, using a laser cutter. Once the form was settled on, and the kit of parts was labeled , nested and laser cut, the lamp was hand stitched together using zip ties to achieve the final shroud.


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The Zip Light holds its form by using a series of carbon fiber compression rings measured off of the digital model. The light not only plays off the wood veneer surfaces, and through the void space the stitched ellipses create, but the label was also cut through the material to highlight the process of fabrication.

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Hyper Light


The hyperbolic form was created by weaving twine around laser cut acrylic ribs to allow for light to play on the woven surface. Due to the hyperbolic nature of the lamp, your perception of the light changes as you move around the lamp, as the fenestration of the weave tends to open and close as your vantage point moves.

Technology + Hand


HELICAL LIGHT This helical light was an exploration in the aggregation of a single piece rotating and locking itself together, creating a play of light and shadow.

Fabricated Model

Assembly Diagram


Connection Detail


FLUTED LIGHT This light was an exploration in materiality, geometry and fabrication. Using a helical form, and playing with the corrugation of the material, the light plays off of the inherent form and surfaces producing a ever changing glow as you move around the object.

Geometry

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rrtsf 2014 submittal


WHITE ON BLACK

Castel del Monte Interior


Castel del Monte Exterior


EUROPE SKETCHES

La Rotonda

Assissi


Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Scarpa


PEN DRAWING

Representation of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center [Arches 30” x 22”]


Ryan Freeland, Assoc. AIA

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